The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 404 423
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 10 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.048% 0.065% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 9
Median daily rate £413 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £440 £343
% change year-on-year -10.22% +28.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

CCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3428 3623 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.51% 16.95% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2513 2323
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.49% +5.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 43 91
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 3 £425 -15.00%
CCSA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (41.18%) CCNP
5 7 (41.18%) CCNA
6 6 (35.29%) WAN
6 6 (35.29%) CCSE
6 6 (35.29%) JNCIA
6 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Network Security
7 5 (29.41%) CISSP
7 5 (29.41%) CISM
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
8 4 (23.53%) Information Security
8 4 (23.53%) Unix
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
8 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
9 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
9 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
9 3 (17.65%) Splunk
9 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 3 (17.65%) Middleware

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) HSRP
7 2 (11.76%) OSPF
7 2 (11.76%) VRRP
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (5.88%) IPsec
8 1 (5.88%) Junos
8 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.88%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Data Encryption
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Escalation Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) SABSA
3 1 (5.88%) SIEM
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) CCSE
3 6 (35.29%) JNCIA
3 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) CISM
4 5 (29.41%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCIE
6 1 (5.88%) CCDA
6 1 (5.88%) CCIE Security
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Apple
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Interwoven
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed